Sunday, April 19, 2009

Street Light #15

There is a streetlight right outside my bedroom window. Eighteen steps away to be exact, I just counted. High enough to be even with my window , shining right in. This is OK , it has been for the last 12 3/4 years. I am used to it, kind of like a night light.

There in lies the problem. The last few weeks, it has had a mind of its own. It flickers and goes out, which is fine, except that IT WAKES ME UP!!! Don't ask me how, but when the light goes out (erratically, sporadically throughout the night), my eyes pop open. I am in total darkness. Not that I mind total darkness, but it is not normal. So I wake up. And have a hard time going back to sleep. Hard to explain to someone the next day the reason you are so tired is that a streetlight that wasn't on, kept you up.

Just so you don't think I am crazy (well, at least not in this instance), my neighbor even mentioned it. He said he noticed it was flickering and going on and off, and wondered how we sleep with it shining in our window. Funny you should ask, as it wasn't affecting me until it decided to go out.

So I figure there is a lesson in here somewhere. Do I wake up when my light goes out spiritually? If I am in a dark place, should my eyes be opened to see what is different about the way I am thinking, how I am acting? I've had difficulty praying lately. I know God hasn't moved, I have. I am thankful for this spiritual lesson. Usually when I wake up in the middle of the night, I feel there is someone I need to pray for. So I will use the time I am given to do that. Thank you #15.

And I will call the city utilities people on Monday.


  1. What a great way of looking at our relationship and pray time with God... What is that saying...pray in the morning..pray in the night..pray pray pray for HIS delight....
    or something like that...

  2. Kelly,
    I love that... I want that diddley running through my mind-pray in the morning , pray at night, pray , pray, pray, for His delight! Blessings!

  3. Only you would be awakened by a light going out instead of one shining in your face. Amazing. When we first moved to Michigan, I noticed that there are no street lights. It took me awhile to get used to total darkness, now I love it. Flickering would wake me up too I guess.

    I also find it amazing that when I wake up in the middle of the night, I know it is because I need to pray for someone. Sisters, weird, but wonderful.

    You need to read the book on my Shelfari about Fasting. Amazing what it has done for my spiritual walk with God. Totally amazing. Love you, sleep tight.



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